Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick looks on as President Obama speaks at a Boston fundraiser for the governor in October 2009. Gerald Herbert/AP Photo hide caption

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Mark Greenberg, owner of Murray's Liquors in Newton, Mass., says he won't consider new hiring until some customers stop buying discounted wines and return to purchasing fine wines. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Bowl & Board owner Mark Giarrusso stocks merchandise at his Brookline, Mass., store in December 2008. After months of legal negotiations with his landlord, Giarrusso recently converted from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to Chapter 7 liquidation. Matthew Teuten for NPR hide caption

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